06714000 SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT DENVER, CO
LOCATION.--Lat 39°45'35", long 105°00'10", in NW14SE14 sec.28, T.3 S., R.68 W., Denver County, Hydrologic Unit 10190003, on right bank 90 ft upstream from Nineteenth Street Bridge in Denver, and 0.4 mi downstream from Cherry Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--3,861 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--May to October 1889, June to October 1890, July 1895 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in
WSP 1310. Statistical summary computed for 1976 to current year, subsequent to completion of Chatfield Dam. For a complete listing of historical data available for this site, see http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/inventory/?site_no=06714000
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1310: 1934(M). WSP 1730: 1957(M). WDR CO-86-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 5,157.64 ft above NGVD of 1929, adjustment of 1960. Prior to Aug. 12, 1909, nonrecording
gages, and Aug. 12, 1909 to Aug. 28, 1931, water-stage recorder, at several sites within 0.5 mi of present site at various datums.
Aug. 29, 1931 to June 28, 1965, water-stage recorder at site 70 ft downstream at datum 3.66 ft lower. June 29, 1965 to Mar. 18, 1966, water-stage
recorder at site 70 ft downstream at present datum.
REMARKS.--No estimated daily discharges. Records good except for flows above 530 ft3/s, which are fair. Natural flow of stream affected by transmountain diversions, storage reservoirs, power developments, ground-water withdrawals and diversions for irrigation of about 79,000 acres and municipal use, and return flow from irrigated areas.
COOPERATION.--Records collected and computed by Colorado Division of Water Resources and reviewed by Geological Survey.
a Average discharge for 79 years (water years 1896-1974), 344 ft3/s; 249,200 acre-ft/yr, prior to completion of Chatfield Dam.